Even the ancient inhabitants of pile-dwellings chose Erlach on Lake Biel and St. Peter's Island as their abodes. The Romans too left traces. Bishops and members of the nobility ruled from here in the Middle Ages. Today both are popular destinations for nature lovers and visitors seeking rest and relaxation.
The Omega Museum in Biel is located directly opposite the headquarters of the corporation. The history of the world famous watch brand, which you get to know in the museum, is as illustrious as the surroundings in the industrial area are nondescript.